March 18, 2010
Descanso Gardens welcomes Easter with its traditional egg hunt and popular weekend brunches. Easter weekend, April 3-4, enjoy a holiday brunch with seatings at 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. The buffet brunch by Patina chefs will be served in Descanso?s Rose Pavilion. All children 12 and younger will receive an Easter basket and participate in an egg hunt! Cost for the brunch is $50 for adults ($42 for Descanso members), $20 children ages 4-10, free for children 3 and younger.
May 17, 2007
Adults will lift a glass to the season at Patina's popular summer Thursday evening wine tasting series at Descanso Gardens. These evenings offer a selection of fine wines, paired with hors d'oeuvres and served at different locations throughout the Gardens. The dates, themes and locations are June 14, California Coast at the Rose Pavilion; June 28, Patio Favorites at the Boddy House; July 12, Pinot Noir at the Spanish Fountain; July 26, Hot Summer, Cool Wines at the Boddy House; Aug. 9, Red Wine with Chicken at the Japanese Garden, and Aug. 23, Wines of France at the Boddy House.
May 14, 2009
Back by popular demand, the Patina Group?s Summer Wine-Tasting Series at Descanso Gardens is both fun and educational and offers a selection of fine wines paired with large appetizers which complement the flavor. Different locations throughout the Gardens provide picturesque backdrops for each elegant wine-tasting event. All sessions take place on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dates, themes and wines for each session are: May 28 ? Amazing Argentina in the Rose Pavilion June 11 ?
June 1, 2006
Special wine-tasting evenings at a variety of Descanso Gardens location, will be offered on six Thursdays in June, July and August. Patina's Summer Wine Tasting Series offers a selection of fine wines and food and an opportunity to enjoy it all in places visitors rarely see in the evening. Wine lovers are encouraged to make reservations early for this popular summer evening series of unequaled service and settings. Special appearances by two of Patina's sommeliers are scheduled for this six-event series.
February 1, 2007
Tiana Driggins , chef de cuisine at Patina's Café Descanso, will demonstrate how to make a delectable meal, salad through dessert, from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Descanso Gardens. The bonus, for participants, is tasting the results. She will begin the class by preparing frisee salad with slivered Asian pear, gorgonzola, candied walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. The entrée will feature roasted salmon filet with red bliss potatoes, artichokes, wilted arugula and Mandarin orange nage.
December 19, 2012
Diners looking for a nice sit-down meal in La Cañada Flintridge have a couple of options, but local entrepreneur Brady Caverly is betting that they are ready for one more. Caverly is in the final stages of launching Flintridge Proper, an upscale restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Los Gringos Locos on Foothill Boulevard. The La Cañada resident hopes to open by February. Caverly cleared a final procedural hurdle last week when the city Planning Commission voted 4 to 0 and approved his request to extend alcohol-sales hours, allowing Flintridge Proper to offer drinks as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
February 7, 2008
Romantics among us, or just those with a desire for lovely surroundings, delectable food and a luscious dessert need look no further that their own back yard. That is La Cañada?s back yard, where Descanso Gardens has joined with Patina Restaurant Group to bring ?Camellias and Candlelight? to you and your special Valentine on Thursday, Feb. 14. Early reservations are recommended. The cost for dinner is $62 per person ($55 Descanso Guild members). Reservations may be made by calling (818)
June 15, 2006
Summer Twilight Thursdays at Descanso Gardens will find visitors sharing picnics with family, wine tasting with friends, power walks, quiet strolls and train and tram rides through the woods. On these special evenings, 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursdays in July and August, visitors will sip tea as shadows fall across the Japanese Garden, visit the Boddy House Art Gallery in the cool of the day and watch the summer sun sink low behind the trees at Descanso Gardens. All this, plus children's activities and botanical treasure hunts, lively Hort-How-To programs with experts from the Gardens' horticultural staff, and special snacks at the Gift Shop, are part of Descanso's summer Twilight Thursday evenings during July and August.